12/18 Forecast

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 December 18, 2011

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Mt. Hood Snow Forecast – 5000′
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Ah yes, the joy of wet precipitation on the mountain. And wind. We’ll see light, occasional mist this morning on Mt. Hood, quickly switching to light and occasional snow flurries. Total precip will be .05” water value or less for trace amounts on the ground. The snow level will be somewhere way up there early, falling to 2500’ by 10am and rising to 3000’ by 4pm. The wind will be windy: NW 30-35 early, dropping to 20-30 by 10am and then going to N 15-20 by 4pm.

Tomorrow looks dry and clear with a developing inversion. The Nothing will haunt the Gorge, but the sun will stalk Mt. Hood. The freezing level will rise to 8000’ in the afternoon. The wind will be E 10-20 early going to NW 5-10 late.

Tuesday brings a strong inversion in the morning (expect the Nothing again in the Gorge) and a weak, mostly dry system late in the day. The freezing level will be 7000’ early, dropping to 6000’ by 10am and falling to 4000’ by 7pm. Any precip will start around 1pm, falling as light r**n before switching to light snow. Total water value will be less than .1” for nearly no accumulation. Wind will be NW 20-25 early, picking up to NW 30-35 by 10am and going to N 20-30 in the evening.

Wednesday looks cold, with east wind and no precip. Next chance for significant snowfall: Friday.

Today is the NW Demo Tour at Meadows, with free demos of lots of 2012 skis and boards.

Have an awesome day today!


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